CM Murad dismisses claims PPP using Sindh card over Durrani’s arrest

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KARACHI: Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah dispelled the impression that the PPP government was using “Sindh Card’ following the arrest of Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, CM Murad said that that PPP would have taken a similar position if NAB had arrested the speaker of any other assembly.

“Our position would have been same if NAB had arrested the Speaker of Punjab Assembly, KP Assembly or Balochistan Assembly,” he said.

He said that NAB officials had misbehaved with Durrani’s family.

“Even if there were allegations against Siraj Durrani, his house should not have been raided,” the chief minister said. “There were women present inside the house, who were made to stand in the lawn.”

“I regret that despite being the chief minister, I could not save the speaker and his family from NAB’s terrorism,” he said, maintaining, “No law allows NAB to take such an action.”

He also ruled out the possibility of governor’s rule in Sindh. “There is no such possibility in the province. There is no such constitutional provision,” he added .

The chief minister said that Sindh Assembly Secretary had issued a production order for Durrani and NAB was also notified.